SATURDAY: 300: Rise of an Empire crossed the $50 million mark worldwide heading into Saturday. The franchise seems to be reignited with strong global interest after crossing the $30 million mark overseas from Wednesday-Friday grosses. The film enters Saturday with a $32.8 million cumulative overseas total and a $17.7 million cume from North America.
Friday was a great day for the film as it expanded to 25 overseas market. Friday overseas grosses amounted to $20.2 million from 14,400 screens across 58 markets.
Overseas Highlights - Friday:
United Kingdom: $1.6M / 955 Screens / 44% Top 5 market share
Russia: $1.5M / 1,441 Screens / $2.8M Market Cume
South Korea: $1.46M / 900 Screens / $2.1M Market Cume
Mexico: $1.4M / 1,780 Sceens / 63% Top 5 market share / 3rd biggest March opening of all-time
Brazil: $1.3M / 795 Screens / 56% Top 5 market share
Germany: $1.25M / 582 Screens / 46% Top 5 market share / $2.6M Market Cume
Spain: $1.1M / 611 Screens / 67% Top 5 market share
France: $1.07M / 454 Screens / $4M Market Cume
Australia: $626k / 467 Screens / $1.2M Market Cume
Italy: $600k / 471 Screens / $1.1M Market Cume
Taiwan: $400k / 170 Screens
Greece: $322k / 167 Screens / 92% Top 5 market share / $693k Market Cume
FRIDAY UPDATE: 300: Rise of an Empire hit the ground running overseas. The action film has grossed a total of $12.1 million from 32 markets after only two days in release, including a strong $9.5 million Thursday haul from a total of 1,083 screens. The film occupies the top spot in 29 of its current markets. 300: Rise of an Empire expanded to 25 additional markets on Friday, including the UK, Spain, Mexico, and Brazil.
Germany took a $1.4 million opening day from Thursday, claiming first place from 592 screens and 50% of the share among the market's top 5 releases despite an 18-rating.
Russia enjoyed a $1.3m bow on 1,441 screens, dominating the market with a first place finish and 73% share of the top 5 films.
France added $1.15 million in its second day, a 16% dip from its Wednesday debut, to reach a $3 million total in its first two days on the market.
South Korea claimed the top spot with $918k from 651 screens.
Australia posted a $534k bow on 466 screens, taking #1 with 58% of the top 5 market share.
Italy opened to $508k on 471 screens, finishing first with 45% of the top 5 market share.
Greece took $371k from its opening in 166 screens, posting the biggest opening day in the market in nearly 3 years.
Singapore posted the biggest opening day for a film with an M18 rating, grossing $203k in its debut.
The UAE grossed $486k from 40 screens, marking the second biggest WB opening of all-time and the biggest for an 18 film.
The film became the biggest WB opening of all time in Lebanon with an $80k bow.